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Old 01-21-2012, 05:43 AM   #11
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I just did a Vienna / Simcoe SMASH. I'm calling it a VS Imperial 1/2 SMASH. I went (way too) big on the first addition of simcoe 1oz 13.7% / 60min. Then .5oz/15min, .5oz/FO, and .5oz dryhop (I'm at day 3 of 10). Oh, yea this is a 2.5 gallon batch!

So with IBUs at around 120, I took a sip just before pitching and panic'd. At hige krausen I decided to add 1lb of cane sugar and 1/2lb clover honey (the only fermentables I had on hand) to help the gravity catch up with the bitterness.

I was thinking to blend it with a light 2-row...but after a taste this evening, the dryhopping is helping and at 1.004 I'm calculating 8.27%ABV. I think with a little time it will work out fine. The Vienna is probably saving me here as it is retaining some maltiness considering the sugar addition and low FG.

I think simcoe/vienna can make for a good SMASH, go for it. I'm going to do this again and change the first addition to .5 oz and the last addition to 1oz and look to hit a OG of around 1.067.



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Old 01-21-2012, 05:03 PM   #12
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I'm about to do a Vienna/Simcoe SMaSH. Anyone done one with vienna?
I'll be bottling a Vienna/Hallertau SMASH next week. The gravity sample tasted fantastic - I have it dry hopping with an ounce now.
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Do it. I did a Simcoe SMaSH with Maris Otter and it was fanfockingtastic. 0.75 oz at 60, 15, 10, 5 and 0 + 2 Oz dry hop. 13 lbs MO.
I have 3 oz. of Simcoe in the freezer and I am waiting on my MO. Thanks for the hop addition times! Out of curiosity, how many IBU's did you obtain? My recipe is showing around 33 (of course you had twice the amount of hops).
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